By Aaron Kirby
Rylee Rametta’s herculean effort led the way as Kwinana’s 2nd Grade bowlers fought hard against Willetton while whiz kid Blake Kilgallon claimed his second straight 4th Grade five-fa.
Kwinana entered day two of their match against Willetton at Burrendah Park needing 10 wickets with 149 further runs to defend after being bowled out for 164 on day one.
It was a slow start to the day as Kwinana’s opening bowlers hit their line and length before Rametta made the breakthrough bowling Chris Chellew.
Kwinana’s bowlers continued to toil but couldn’t stop Willetton putting on consistent partnerships.
Rametta was brilliant all day bowling 21 overs and taking 4-28.
Geoff Perera (1-32) also worked hard, and Luke Collins claimed 2-8, but it wasn’t enough as Willeton surpassed the total.
Kwinana wrapped up the tail and finished the match positively bowling Willeton out for 207.
2nd Grade still has a shot at finals but will need to build momentum in the last three games if they are any chance of defending their 2018-19 crown.
4th Grade started day two in a tricky position having already lost their match against Kardinya Lakes on first innings.
Kilgallon was brilliant with the ball taking 5-22 including getting top scorer Stephen Burgess stumped for 76.
However, Kardinya Lakes piled on the pressure before declaring on 9-174.
Kwinana was left needing 116 to avoid outright defeat.
The top order failed again being reduced to 5-18 before Trevor Walters put up some resistance, hitting seven fours on his way to 47.
The innings finished quickly after Walters fell with Kwinana bowled out for 87.
The One-Day Grades had an Australia Day bye but will return to action this weekend with One-Day Cs one spot below finals qualification.